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gpktm
06-04-2015, 09:05 PM
Hi everyone

Like the title says, I'm looking for a tool like a variable Band saw. Which act like the Band Saw but the cut to be variable, for example to start from 10% of the face and end up at 70% of the final cut polygon instead of cutting all the same percentage. I'm using LW 11.6.

PS: I know it can be done manually with "Slice" or "Add Edges" tool but I'm looking for something more automated and quick.

Thanks in advance fellas.

Sensei
06-04-2015, 11:47 PM
That could be nice addition to my SwiftEdgeLoop (http://www2.trueart.pl/?URIType=Directory&URI=Products/Plug-Ins/SwiftEdgeLoop). Interesting feature.

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gpktm
06-06-2015, 08:03 AM
That could be nice addition to my SwiftEdgeLoop (http://www2.trueart.pl/?URIType=Directory&URI=Products/Plug-Ins/SwiftEdgeLoop). Interesting feature.

Write to me at http://www2.trueart.pl/?URIType=Directory&URI=Contact
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Hi there Sensei. I haven't disabled it mate. I've send you though in the link you have provided. Cheers. ;)

If it doesn't have that function at the moment, then yes it would be a good addition I reckon. You could easily create a spiral shell or cut in variables for example. ;) And I don't think it would be hard to code. First cut @X percentage, last cut @Y percentage. Then divide the number of edges to calculate the incriment and that's it, job done.

Sensei
06-06-2015, 08:06 AM
I was clicking previously your nick name, on the left, and there was no "Private Message". Now it is.. :)

Sensei
06-06-2015, 08:21 AM
And I don't think it would be hard to code. First cut @X percentage, last cut @Y percentage. Then divide the number of edges to calculate the incriment and that's it, job done.

Ehem,

Do you know how many lines in C/C++ SwiftEdgeLoop has currently.. ?

3251 lines of code.

And I am not adding any comments. In corporations they're adding comment very often, so their replacement programmers will know what particular code is doing in future.
So for NewTek it would be 5000-10000 lines of code to write the same.

Adding this feature is dozen of hours of work, and additionally couple hundred lines of code that need to be written.

JoePoe
06-06-2015, 08:27 AM
Ehem,... Adding this feature is dozen of hours of work, and additionally couple hundred lines of code that need to be written.

So your telling us it's gonna be FREEEEEEEEEE :beerchug: :santa: :dance:!! ..................... ;) :D.

jeric_synergy
06-06-2015, 11:04 AM
(the diversion, LOL)

Yes, that WOULD be an interesting addition to any of the Bandsaw-esque tools.

Besides the method the OP mentioned (%s, very engineering-y) another way would be an 'interactive skew' method, purely mouse-based, that after the first clik to establish the row of polys, a DRAG operation would skew the cut across the total length of the cut. Drag one way, the skew goes one way, drag the other the skew reverses. Like a 'teeter-totter'.

Not much advantage, but would be more.... organic?? Being able to get away from leaving the mouse is usually good. EDIT: that double negative is awkward: sticking with the mouse=good.